Definitions for waitingˈweɪ tɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word waiting
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a period during which one waits; a pause or delay.
(adj.)serving or being in attendance:
Idioms for waiting:
in waiting, in attendance, esp. upon a royal personage:
ladies in waiting.
Origin of waiting:
the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
"the wait was an ordeal for him"
waiting, ready and waiting(p)(adj)
being and remaining ready and available for use
"waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"
The act of staying or remaining in expectation.
a. & n. from Wait, v
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1237
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1004
Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Nouns Frequency: #2979
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